This all new purpose-built ship will begin sailing the Galapagos Islands during the Summer 2020. Holding just 100 passengers, this all-suite and all-balcony luxury expedition ship will be staffed by experts certified by the National Park of Galapagos who will give guests daily presentations, lectures, and videos about the islands.
Guests will enjoy 8 Zodiacs to ensure smooth and easy access to the islands. With a high overall passenger to crew ratio of 1: 1.16 (the best in the Galapagos) and a small 1: 10 guide to guest ratio for more intimate exploration.
You'll be denied boarding on a plane without it or a passport
The federal requirements to have a "Real ID" compliant drivers license in order to board a plane or enter a federal building that requires an ID will start in 18 months - October 1, 2020. Anyone who doesn't have a "REAL ID" compliant drivers license will need a passport, military ID, or a federal government PIV card, otherwise they will be denied boarding.
The Celebrity "Revolution"
We have lots of fans of Celebrity Cruises among our clients. With the launch of the Celebrity Edge, we keep getting asked if and when the rest of the fleet will be updated to reflect the Edge designs.
The answer is the process has already begun. The Celebrity Millennium and Summit have already been refurbished (Celebrity calls it the "Revolution"), and the schedule below shows how it will roll out across the entire fleet.
Silversea Cruises is developing a new culinary enrichment program that will be launched with the delivery of the Silver Moon in August 2020. The program is called SALT which stands for “Sea And Land Taste” and was developed with Adam Sachs, an award winning journalist and former editor of Saveur food magazine.
Reservations open now for 2020 Sailings
Relaxed yachting with immersive experiences
It is an exciting time for sophisticated cruisers. New cruise lines are entering the market while existing lines are adding new and more modern ships giving us a lot of choices.
One of the new lines is the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection from the award-winning Ritz-Carlton brand. Known for personalized service, elevated dining and luxury accommodations on land, the Yacht Collection extends the Ritz-Carlton gold standard of service and luxury to the sea.
Have you decided to go out of your usual vacation plans and now willing to try cruising for the first time? Great! All you need to do is make a reservation and put a deposit down. Now, while it’s logical to go ahead and browse thru the cruise line website and call the hotline or start booking online, how can you be so sure that you’re getting the best value for your money?
What if there’s another option to get the best cruise deals?
Here’s a tip – book thru a Travel Agent. And here are some reasons why:
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Wow this is certainly a very different Martini Bar.
Rather than being tucked away in a corner, the Edge Martini Bar is big (spanning three decks), bold (with its multi-story LED lights which are synchronized with music twice a night), sophisticated (with its elegance and style), and vibrant (it could easily be a bar in South Beach or LA).
More power outlets for our gadgets
As we use more and more gadgets, our need for additional sources of power grows. The limited number of power outlets on cruise ships has been a problem for years. The Celebrity Edge helps to address these needs with additional outlets throughout the stateroom. The decorative power box shown above gives you access to two 110 outlets and two USB power plugs for smartphones. Additional outlets and USB plugs were bedside in our Celebrity Suite.
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